Knowledge Transfer Manager (Environment & Buildings)


Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
£32,000 - £42,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 02476478955 Alice Hyde

Reference: 1904/19/3

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 7th April 2019  

Role title: Knowledge Transfer Manager (Environment and Buildings)
Sector: Cross Sector 

Company Information 

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed as an independent organisation (independent of both commercial industry and of Government).

  • Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world    
  • Our vision is for a world-class food and farming industry inspired by, and competing with the best 

We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance

Team/department purpose

The Environment and Building teams’ role is to support the agriculture and horticulture industries in adopting best practice in order to optimise productivity whilst meeting the demands of current environmental legislation, planning and permitting rules. The team also horizon scan, providing evidence based insight towards the formation of new environmental policy that would impact on the productivity of our industries.

Role responsibilities

  • Identify and project manage E&B trials, research and demonstration, including work into ammonia emissions from agriculture in consultation with the Senior Manager E&B and key stakeholders    
  • Work alongside sector KE teams to support delivery across a range of Farm Excellence activities, such as monitor farms, strategic farms, discussion groups and technical events.
  • Initiate and manage projects within budget and provide accurate reporting information to the Senior Manager E&B
  • Provide technical insight and skills for the translation of research outcomes into farmer tools and materials
  • Write and deliver KT and technical information to promote AHDB products and key topics
  • Represent AHDB in relevant national forums and act as a key link with partner organisations
  • Seek opportunities to speak at events organised by third parties
  • Contribute and take a leading role in relevant internal AHDB working groups
  • Maintain contact with industry through building networks and participating in meetings and events

Person specification


  • Recognised expertise in environmental / planning policy, and subsequent legislation, related to agriculture and horticulture, with a focus on livestock production and the wider impacts on animal health, welfare and productivity
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental legislation, including permitting, and best practice approaches to environmental management in agriculture and horticulture


  • Relevant degree in Environment, Land Use and/or Agriculture and may have higher level professional and or technical qualification in environmental / resource management
  • Strong experience of relevant agricultural / horticultural site based work
  • A skilled communicator able to speak, present and write with authority and meet the needs of different user groups, for example, farmers, vets, building suppliers
  • Experienced at project management, monitoring targets and managing budget expenditure


  • Able to develop strong professional relationships with relevant researchers, institutes and regulatory bodies
  • Can demonstrate a desire and willingness to actively develop own skills and knowledge
  • A team player with the ability to respond to the needs of colleagues across AHDB

Salary range: £32,000 - £42,000
Location: Stoneleigh
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35
Closing date: 7th April 2019

Please note to apply you must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.

Interviews taking place week commencing 15th and 22nd April 2019

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